# Box of ideal gas in free fall

@article{Kothawala2013BoxOI, title={Box of ideal gas in free fall}, author={Dawood Kothawala}, journal={Physics Letters B}, year={2013}, volume={720}, pages={410-413} }

Abstract We study the quantum partition function of non-relativistic, ideal gas in a (non-cubical) box falling freely in arbitrary curved spacetime with center 4-velocity u a . When perturbed energy eigenvalues are properly taken into account, we find that corrections to various thermodynamic quantities include a very specific, sub-dominant term which is independent of kinematic details such as box dimensions and mass of particles. This term is characterized by the dimensionless quantity, Ξ = R…

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